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Fantasia per arpa e 8 instrumenti a fiato

By Lex van Delden

genre
Chamber music
instrumentation
Mixed ensemble (2-11 players) (2ob 2cl 2fg 2h hp)
duration
10 minutes
year
1965
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: 238/121
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

Commissioned by the City of Amsterdam

Details

opus 87

First performance

Jan 28, 1966 Amsterdam - Phia Berghout, Nederlands Blazersensemble o.l.v. Thom de Klerk

About Lex van Delden

(09/10/1919 - 07/01/1988)
Lex van Delden

During World War II, Alexander Zwaap had to cover his identity by living under an alias. As of 1953, he legally changed his name to Lex van Delden. His life story is impressive considering the traumatic events he experienced in the war years. A past of which he never spoke, and which he knew to overcome with tremendous courage and resilience. Music was for him a “transfer medium between people.” He literally practiced this with his compositions. Van Delden was a great advocate of Dutch music and held several board positions in the Dutch music world.

by Margaret Krill